The idea for the Big Green Egg was hatched in East Asia. Inspired by a clay cooking vessel developed around 3000 years ago in China, the Japanese embraced this vessel and named it kamado (oven, fireplace).
Centuries later, just after the Second World War, the Americans in Japan discovered the kamado and brought it back home with them, at a time when the BBQ'ed burger craze had taken hold in America.
Introduced in 1974, the clay used in early models has been replaced with space-age ceramics developed specifically by NASA to make the modern Big Green Egg durable even under extreme weather conditions.
Real fans soon discovered this unique appliance. The international rise of the Big Green Egg was unstoppable.